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Back in Berlin

After his US tour, Rinpoche is back in Europe and returned to Berlin on Monday May 6th, 2013. He taught at Rigpa for one night and then spent three days in Bodhicharya.

At his “home” in Berlin, Rinpoche gave teachings on Karma in a fully packed gompa.



He had lunch with the sangha.




Meetings were also held to prepare the annual general assembly that took place on May 8th, to organise fundraising and to plan the next winter retreat to be held in Bodhicharya Berlin in February 2014.


After Berlin, Rinpoche will travel to Hamburg, Vienna and Huttenried before flying back to India. The Summer leg of his European tour will start in Southampton on June 15th 2013. See Rinpoche’s travel schedule for more details.

Seats for the Winter Retreat in Berlin still available

About 20 seats are still available for the very first Bodhicharya Winter Retreat in Berlin with Ringu Tulku from January 3rd to 7th 2013.



This intensive retreat, that we hope to make an annual event, is organised as a fundraiser for the building of the new temple in Bodhicharya Berlin.

You can find further information about the retreat and the registration procedure here.




Please join us if you can!

Uncle passes away



This is to inform you that my uncle Thondup Dorjee passed away today the Full moon day at 5 pm Indian time at the age of 90. He had some yogurt and some milk about half an hour before and also took one Karmapa black pill. He did not seem to be in any kind of pain or discomfort. Then he seem to go to sleep and after sometime when mother looked to see if he needed anything he was no more. He was sleeping on his right side. It was like going to sleep. I have already informed HH the Gyalwang Karmapa, H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche, H.E. Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Bod Tulku Rinpoche and Lachung Rinpoche who was kind enough to come and do prayers. We have monks from Chorten Monastery and Rumtek monastery already doing practices. The monks in Rigul Monastery in Tibet are also informed. We will continue to inform and ask prayers from Rinpoches and Monasteries of course starting from HH the Dalai Lama.

He was very happy to visit many of the countries in the west and continued to talk about his pleasant times there. Please pray for his smooth transit and that he will be able to continue his Bodhisattva activities in a grand way. Kindly inform people who might like to know.

Thank you,
Ringu Tulku

Winter Retreat in Berlin January 2013

We are happy to announce that the 1st Bodhicharya Winter retreat will take place in Bodhicharya Berlin from January 3rd to 7th 2013.


As announced by Rinpoche the retreat is organized as a fundraiser for the building of the new temple in Berlin.


Ringu Tulku will teach from a text taken from the 108 Instructions of Jonang.
The 108 Instructions of Jonang is a collection of the pith instructions of all the lineages that came from India to Tibet. This collection was put together by Kunga Drolchok (1507-1566) and Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634).

The retreat will have a limited capacity. Registration will open on September 1st. More details about the retreat and the registration procedure will be posted here soon.